Jaguar XJ75 Platinum show car
16th August, 2010
As part of the year long celebration of Jaguar's 75th
anniversary the Jaguar design team has made the XJ75 Platinum Concept, a one-of-a-kind design project on
display at the Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance Concept Car Lawn this past weekend.
The XJ75 Platinum Concept is the company's first demonstration of the design customisation potential
of the striking new XJ luxury salon, emphasising the Jaguar's dramatic interior and exterior styling
“The new Jaguar XJ Platinum Concept celebrates Jaguar's 75th Anniversary, and highlights the
uniqueness of the XJ, and more broadly, the increasingly personal nature of luxury cars in today's
market,” said Mike O’Driscoll, Managing Director of Jaguar Cars. “The XJ is thoroughly modern,
and captures the innovative and daring character that our founder Sir William Lyons built into every
Jaguar. And the design team clearly had some fun making their first one-of-a-kind XJ design concept in
Dominated by a striking white and black contrast theme that suggests precious platinum metal, the
XJ75 Platinum Concept is a high-performance 470-hp 2011 Jaguar XJL Supercharged equipped with new
ground-hugging front, rear and side sills. Painted a lustrous Satin Matte Pearlescent White, exterior
chrome elements have been revised to either a dark chrome or gloss black. Bespoke 22-inch wheels are
black and use a brushed contrast finish.
The contrast theme continues with gloss pearlescent white air vents, veneers and diamond stitch
suede inserts to the seats and headliner, all set against the backdrop of a full Jet Softgrain leather
interior. Suede and leather accents are seen throughout the interior to further material enhancements.
The Jaguar XJ75 Platinum Concept centre console houses a bespoke clock developed and designed in
partnership with the Bremont Watch Company. An independent British company, Bremont makes beautifully
engineered and designed mechanical watches hand assembled in Switzerland.
“From a pure design perspective, the XJ75 Platinum Concept is foremost about emphasising the
striking proportion and presence of the new XJ, with a distilled black and white theme, which conjures
up the sense of precious platinum,” said Jaguar XJ Chief Designer Giles Taylor. “At the same
time, the pure sporting character of XJ is brought to the fore by keeping the car's clean graphic
approach and further lowering its stance.”
“On the inside, we played up the XJ's combination of high-end materials and British flair to
really have some fun. The XJ75 Platinum Concept is a design exercise that shows our vision of
customisation as an inspiration for those enthusiasts who have a taste for strong individuality and
visual confidence in their luxury automobiles.”
Performance on the Jaguar XJ75 Platinum Concept is derived from its 5.0 litre Supercharged
direct-injection V8 with 470 horsepower and 424 lb.-ft of torque. Entertainment is provided by a
1,200-watt Bowers & Wilkins surround sound system with 20 speakers powered through 15 channels and
state-of-the-art sound processing technology.